You can pay dues ONLINE or MAIL!

Due March 15 for Mid-States printing!

PAY ONLINE (click here)


Adult membership dues are a flat fee of $50.00 per herd prefix.
For each additional individual member per prefix, an additional $25.00 per person.
Those adult members who do not own cattle pay $25.00 per membership.
Junior members pay $5.00 per membership.
Removed from Holstein USA Membership March 15.
Late Fee of $10.00 per adult membership April 15 or later.

A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email


Or you can PAY ONLINE (click here)


If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2017 Missouri Membership List - By District

2017 Missouri Membership List - By Last Name


Southern National Spring Show

The Southern National Holstein and Jersey show is scheduled for April 9-14, 2018. Entries are due March 16. Click below for complete schedule, rules, and entry information for Holsteins and Jerseys.

Southern National Entry & Information Packet

Click on Image below to view packet



Missouri Dairy Hall of Honor Awards:
Awarded February 2, 2018, Columbia, MO

Meritorious Service Award

Meritorious Service Award - recognizes and honors those individuals usually in dairy related fields, who have rendered outstanding support and service to the Missouri dairy industry.

2017 winners: Gene Wiseman, State Milk Board & Stacy Dohle, Midwest Dairy.

Gene Wiseman, Meritorious Service Award. Wiseman is executive secretary of the Missouri State Milk Board. Prior to that, he worked for the Missouri Department of Agriculture as manager of domestic and international marketing programs. He serves on the executive committee of the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipment, is past president of the National Association of Dairy Regulatory Officials and Missouri’s representative at Pacific Southwest Regional Milk Seminar. He belongs to the Missouri Dairy Products Association and Missouri Dairy Growth Council. He and his wife live in Jefferson City.

Stacy Dohle, Meritorious Service Award. She is senior industry relations manager of the Midwest Dairy Association, a 10-state regional checkoff organization. In her position with Midwest Dairy Association, she has taken part in more than 300 dairy farmer presentations and farm tours in the past six years. This will be her 18th year of managing the Gerken Dairy Center at the Missouri State Fair. She is a charter member of Missouri Farmers Care and belongs to numerous other agriculture organizations. She, her husband and their son live on a farm near Pleasant Hope where they raise beef and dairy cattle.

Gene Wiseman - Meritorious Service

Stacy Dohle - Meritorious Service

Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder Award

Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder Award - honors living active Missouri dairy cattle breeders who have attained state and national recognition for achievements in breeding and developing outstanding cattle.

2017 winner: John Denbigh, Columbia, MO

Denbigh is farm manager of MU’s Foremost Dairy Research Center near Columbia. He is responsible for the breeding, milking and feeding of the 205-head herd. He also participates in teaching and research activities at the farm. He manages five full-time employees and up to 12 student workers each year. Under his leadership, the dairy received the Progressive Genetics Herd Award from Holstein USA in 2015 and 2016. Since 2014, the dairy has earned 17 All-Missouri and Reserve All-Missouri awards from Missouri Holstein Association. He and his wife live in Columbia.

John Denbigh - Dairy Cattle Breeder

Chris Hackman - Dairy Leadership

Dairy Leadership Award

Dairy Leadership Award - recognizes individuals who have rendered outstanding service and provided leadership for the Missouri dairy industry.

2017 winners: Chris Hackman, Central Dairy

He is general manager of the Central Dairy division of Prairie Farms. He represents the third generation of the Hackman family to serve in a leadership role for Central Dairy. He began his career at the dairy, working part-time, while pursuing a degree in business from MU. He serves on the State Milk Board Advisory Committee and is past president of the Missouri Dairy Products Association. He continues to serve on the board and is legislative liaison. He is past president of the All Star Association board. He and his family live in Jefferson City.

Pioneer Award

Pioneer Dairy Leadership Award - honors posthumously those Missouri dairy leaders who, if living, would qualify for the Dairy Leadership Award.

2017 winner: C.H. Eckles and Kenny Lenz

C.H. Eckles, Pioneer Dairy Leader Award (posthumous). served as the head of the newly organized dairy husbandry department at MU, where he established the Holstein breed. One of the heifers produced 26,861.5 pounds of milk containing 740 pounds of butterfat in one year, the second-highest amount on record at the time. Eckles left MU to become chief of the division of dairy husbandry at the University of Minnesota. He was a founding member of Missouri Holstein Association and American Dairy Science Association. He died in 1933.

Kenny Lenz, Pioneer Dairy Leader Award (posthumous). A lifelong Cooper County resident, Lenz earned a dairy science degree from MU. Upon graduation, he and his brother set up a dairy farm in 1968. He was a leader in the dairy industry, specifically with Mid-America Dairymen and Dairy Farmers of America. He received the Kansas City Dairy Council Oscar Award, State Fair Family Award, Cooper County Farm Management Award, Mid-Am Outstanding Young Dairyman, Ralston Purina Distinguished Dairyman Award and more. He died in 2014.

CH Eckles - Pioneer

Kenny Lenz - Pioneer

Congratulations to all of this year's winners!
Want to know nominate someone deserving to the Dairy Hall of Honors?

Click Here for Nomination Form

Contact Joe Horner 573-882-9339 or


The Association is now recognizing both 40-Year Members and 50-Year Members.

Congratulations to the following Missouri Holstein Members
who have been National Members for 40 Years!

Roy & Daisy Parsons, Eagleville, MO
Mike Wilson, Neosho, MO

Congratulations to the following Missouri Holstein Members
who have been National Members for 50 Years!

No 50-Yr members for 2018


Bipartisan Budget Act Includes Dairy Policy Improvements

February 2, 2018, the Congress passed, and the President has now signed into law, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R. 1892). This package sets federal spending levels for the next two years and contains a variety of provisions, including dairy policy changes affecting the Margin Protection Program and USDA dairy risk management programs.

As you know, for some time we have been working closely with our allies in Congress to secure necessary improvements to the MPP as well as expanded access to risk management tools for dairy producers. While much of this effort has taken place in the context of the next Farm Bill, we have been pursuing multiple paths to achieve our policy goals. Because of the budget challenges presented by Farm Bill spending limits, Congressional consideration of a supplemental spending bill relating to disaster assistance afforded us a unique opportunity to pursue dairy policy changes in advance of the Farm Bill. A similar need for improved farm program policy facing cotton producers provided added impetus to help garner bipartisan and bicameral support for our efforts.

The bill just passed and enacted into law includes many of the needed MPP reforms and expanded risk management program options that were identified by NMPF’s Economic Policy Committee and subsequently adopted as policy recommendations by the NMPF Board. Taken together, these policy changes will provide meaningful options for producers of all sizes. The changes will be very helpful heading into the 2018 Farm Bill where new budget resources are expected to be limited.

Specifically, the package would:
• Raise the catastrophic coverage level from $4.00 to $5.00 for the first tier of covered production for ALL dairy farmers. Recall that we had discussed restoring the 10 percent cut to the MPP feed formula, which is currently distorted by roughly one dollar. Adjusting the coverage levels is another way of solving that same problem, so Congress has taken a first step in the right direction here.

• Adjust the first tier of covered production to include every dairy farmer’s first five million pounds of annual milk production (about 217 cows) instead of four million pounds, a recognition of the growth in herd sizes across the country. This issue came up in our discussions as well as in Congress over the past year.

• Reduce the premium rates for every producer’s first five million pounds of production, to better enable dairy farmers to afford the higher levels of coverage that will provide more meaningful protection against low margins. No changes were made to the second tier of premiums. Below is a comparison of the old and new rates for the first tier:

MarginOriginal Rate New Rate
$4.00 - -
$4.500.010 -
$5.000.025 -
$5.500.040 0.009
$6.000.055 0.016
$6.500.090 0.040
$7.000.217 0.063
$7.500.300 0.087
$8.000.475 0.142

• Modify the margin calculation to a monthly (from bi-monthly) basis, to make the program more accurate and responsive to producers in difficult months.

• Waive the annual $100 administrative fees for “underserved” farmers.

• Direct USDA to immediately reopen the program signup for 2018. We will be working with USDA (and asking Congress to assist) to begin this process as quickly as possible, with clarity and flexibility for producers and field offices.

• Remove the $20 million annual cap on all livestock insurance, including the Livestock Gross Margin-Dairy program. This will allow USDA to develop and/or approve additional risk management tools for dairy producers that can complement MPP-Dairy, and will likely be of particular interest to larger producers to provide additional risk management assistance.

We believe the reforms enacted in this package will ensure that MPP provides more effective coverage for producers while also expanding the availability of meaningful risk management options for farmers, similar to the options enjoyed by producers of other commodities.

The conclusion of this legislative effort puts us in a much better position going into the upcoming Farm Bill. We look forward to discussing all of these issues with you at our March Board Meeting. In the meantime, we’ll provide you with additional communications materials to share with your members early next week.

I want to thank you and your members who have helped throughout this process. These changes happened as a result of a sound strategy and concerted outreach efforts by many in the dairy community. Your contacts with members of Congress were very helpful in ensuring the dairy provisions made it into the final package, and in gaining majority support for the budget deal in both the House and Senate. This was truly a team effort.

Jim Mulhern, President & CEO National Milk Producers,,

Holstein USA Launches Holstein Marketplace

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., March 2, 2018 – Holstein Association USA is offering an opportunity for breeders to advertise Registered Holsteins® for sale via a page on the Holstein Association USA website. The development of the Holstein Marketplace comes at a time when Registered Holstein breeders are looking for quality genetics to help maximize their profitability. The new Holstein Marketplace provides easy, affordable advertising to help Registered Holstein breeders optimize their investment.

Classified ads may be submitted by using the form found on the Holstein Marketplace website, Complete the form and email the information to

Ads are only accepted for Registered Holsteins. The advertisements are grouped into broad categories for Females, Breeding Bulls, Embryos and Sales/Dispersals. As a condition of advertising and potentially selling cattle through this service, sellers must agree to pay for the transfer of the animals, complete the transfer, and submit it upon completion.

Advertisements of up to 100 words will cost $25 per month. If the text is 101 words or more, the cost is $25 plus an additional 10 cents per word. For added value, breeders have the option of linking their advertisements to a genomic prediction or pedigree for $5 per animal. Links to a website or Facebook page can also be included in the ad. Advertisements will be invoiced to your Holstein Association USA account.

Requests to place advertisements will be accepted anytime. New ads will be placed on the Holstein Marketplace website the first business day of each month and all ads remain on the site until the last business day of that month.

Partial month advertisements are offered at the same rate. These ads will be uploaded to the Holstein Marketplace within five business days.

This new service helps further the popularity of the Holstein breed and provides another avenue to connect Registered Holstein breeders.

Visit to submit an ad today. With questions contact, or call us at 802.451.4128.

Women In Dairy

March / April Meetings
March 14, 2018 and April 11, 2018

MARCH: Southwest: 10am - 2pm - How to balance YOUR daily ration @ Southwest Center
MARCH: South Central: 11am - Social Lunch

APRIL: Southwest: 11am - Social Lunch @ Angus Branch, Monett, MO
APRIL: South Central: 10am - 2pm - How to balance YOUR daily ration @ Mt. Groves Extension.

Questions or to RSVP contact Reagan Bluel 41-847-3161, MU Dairy Extension

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Thank you for the Support of the State 4-H and FFA Dairy Judging Teams on their International Judging Experience!


A sincere THANK YOU to everyone who supported the youth dairy judging teams headed to compete internationally this summer during the Heart of America Dairy Expo. Wether you purchased an item, bought tickets for the 50/50 raffle or gave an encouraging word or forwarded on your information for future contact you gesture did not go un-noticed!!

This weekend gave the teams a huge boost in their fundraising as they enter the home stretch to meet their goals! They will have a reception when they return to honor all of the donors and share their experiences!

Karla Deaver and Ted Probert 417-466-3102 or 417-741-6134 or



Premium Reimbursement Deadline - Received by Feb 28!! Click here for the forms: Application and Guidelines. You will need proof of payment from your local FSA office. We have been told they have everything printed out and ready for you to stop by. But, don't delay!

Complete information can be found on the website at: MO Dept of Ag Website

Read under Latest News recent developments!

Historical MPP margins are listed below.

Click here for historical MPP margins, will be updated monthly.

For those enrolled in the 2017 USDA Margin Protection Program,
November / December was $9.87

Historical MPP margins are listed below.

Click here for historical MPP margins, will be updated monthly.



March 15 Award Applications due - National Dairy Shrine

March 15 MHA Dues PAYABLE

March 16 Southern National Entries DUE

March 16, 2018 MPP Dairy Scholars Scholarship Applications due
Scholarship rules & application

April 9 - 14 Southern Spring National, Stillwater
April 15 MHA Dues LATE and require additional $10/adult late fee

June 1 MHA Membership dues received after June 1 are not eligible for Association Sponsored Awards.

June 1 - 3 4-State Dairy Days, Bentonville, AR
4-State Dairy Days FB Page

June 29 - July 3 National Holstein Convention, Michigan

National Holstein Convention 2012

Scholarship Listings

Dairy Shrine Scholarships

FFA Scholarships

Robthom Farm, Springfield, MO:

Groves-View Dairy

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors:

Missouri Dairy Business Update:

Missouri Dairymen’s Resource Guide:

Genex Custom Collection Services:

Missouri Dairy Association:

Dairy Agenda Today: Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Brad Groves
Phone: 417-880-7012

Vice President
Tommy Scrivner

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Nelson Hostetler


Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
5803 Redwing Dr.
Columbia, MO 65202

National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.


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